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Monterey revisiting legalizing cannabis dispensaries

MONTEREY — Elected officials in Monterey will revisit the debate over joining most of the rest of the Peninsula in allowing cannabis dispensaries in the city. Citing sales-tax revenue being siphoned off to other cities, council members this week voted 4-1 to place it on a meeting agenda as soon as September. Councilman Alan Haffa, who requested that the council consider the topic, said that roughl...

Ticker: Pot grower fined, fishing gets relief

After imposing a cumulative $800,000 in fines last month, the Cannabis Control Commission slapped a $120,000 fine Thursday on a cultivator and manufacturer that sold vaporizer cartridges that exceeded allowed state limits for ethanol. The commission unanimously approved the fine and a four-month probation period for Revolutionary Clinics, which grows marijuana and manufactures marijuana products i...

Grandmother sues after she was arrested at Disney with CBD oil in her purse

Published: Aug 6, 2020, 1:15 pm • Updated: Aug 6, 2020, 1:16 pm By Cnn.com Wire Service By Gregory Lemos | CNN Attorney Ben Crump has filed a civil lawsuit against several entities including, The Walt Disney Co. and the Orange County Sheriff, on behalf of Hester Burkhalter, a 69-year-old White woman from Hickory, North Carolina, and her family. Crump said she “was wrongfully arrested and taken int...

New cannabis coworking space in Santa Ana aims to boost industry access, diversity

Published: Aug 6, 2020, 8:26 am • Updated: Aug 6, 2020, 8:29 am By Brooke Staggs Anyone with experience in the legal cannabis industry will tell you that, given the steep regulatory costs, it typically takes north of $1 million to open a marijuana business in California. And with cannabis still illegal under federal law, it’s also notoriously hard for industry entrepreneurs — and particularly entr...

Marijuana is not good for your heart, studies say

Published: Aug 5, 2020, 9:43 am • Updated: Aug 5, 2020, 9:44 am By Cnn.com Wire Service By Sandee LaMotte | CNN You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association’s new scientific statement on marijuana. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential h...

Three houses on Tennyson Street were turned into immersive, colorful and temporary art

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Pandemic economics pushing So Cal cities to consider cannabis

From Hawthorne to Laguna Woods to Montclair, cities throughout Southern California are considering the idea of licensing cannabis businesses as a way to offset revenue losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Other cities, such as Costa Mesa, already allow some marijuana operations but are considering permits for more segments of the industry as a way to grow their tax base, bring more jobs t...

Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image

Published: Jul 23, 2020, 6:52 am • Updated: Jul 23, 2020, 6:53 am By Associated Press By ANDREW DALTON | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Clint Eastwood sued several companies that sell CBD supplements on Wednesday, alleging that they are falsely using his name and image to push products he would never agree to endorse. Two lawsuits filed in federal court in Los Angeles include allegations that ...

Commerce City man sentenced to federal prison for illegal marijuana grow

Published: Jul 17, 2020, 7:07 pm • Updated: Jul 17, 2020, 7:09 pm By Kieran Nicholson A Commerce City man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for illegal cultivation of marijuana in a residence. Zhiming Wang, 26, a Chinese national and a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., was also sentenced Friday to three years of supervised release following his prison term, according to a U.S....

Richmond marijuana company owner doused in Pine Sol and sugar as coup de grâce to home invasion robbery

In the early morning of April 4, the owner of a Richmond marijuana concentrate company walked into his Concord home after spending the night in San Francisco, he almost instantly felt the muzzle of a gun press against the back of his head. “Get on the ground,” an armed robber told him. He did as he was told, and crawled on his hands and knees into the kitchen. A few seconds, a woman he was with, B...

Colorado cannabis sales hit new all-time high in May at more than $192 million

Published: Jul 13, 2020, 2:24 pm • Updated: Jul 13, 2020, 2:25 pm By Tiney Ricciardi Cannabis sales in Colorado set a new monthly record in May, hitting their highest level since recreational sales began in 2014. Dispensaries sold $192,175,937 worth of products in May, according to data from the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division. That’s up about 29% from April and an increase ...

Businessman sentenced to prison for involvement in black market marijuana organization

A California businessman described as the mastermind behind an illegal marijuana trafficking organization was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conning people out of money and shipping drugs out of state. Scott Pack, 42, was sentenced Thursday by Arapahoe County District Court Judge Michael Spear on two counts under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, including a first-class drug felony, a...